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15
Aug

MPD Arrests Registrar of Voters for Identity Theft

Mansfield City Police arrested DeSoto Parish Registrar of Voters Deborah Ann Stewart this morning for one-count of identity theft. Stewart was booked into the DeSoto Parish jail at 9 a.m. The investigation is ongoing.

Wed
15
Aug
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Tractor Supply Opens in Mansfield

Tractor Supply Companycelebrated its grand opening inMansfield last week. To kick offthe grand opening, the DeSotoChamber of Commerce held aribbon cutting for the newMansfield store on Thursday, Aug.9.A multi-day grand opening washeld at the store in order to giveeveryone in the community anopportunity to visit the store.

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Stonewall Presents CWEF with Grant Check

Mayor Rodgers presented a check from Community Water Enrichment Fund to NorthDesoto Water Works. This grant is earmarked for new meters in the Town of Stonewall.The town applies for the grant on behalf of the water system. This grant was for $30,519.From left are Board Member Steve Chandler, President Andy Bridges, Mayor ofStonewall and Vice President of the Board Randy Rodgers and Board Member KyleKennington. Not pictured is Board Member Mark Welch.

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PortGreenleaf InsuranceChanges Ownership

Delores Burch announced Aug. 9that she has entered into anagreement to sell her Mansfieldinsurance agency, GreenleafInsurance, to Parnell-Robinson’sDianne Boyt Insurance Agency,located in Mansfield at 311 LouiseSt. The sale and transfer toGreenleaf’s customers to DianneBoyt Agency will be affective Sept.1.“I would like to thank everyonefor their well being and loyalty toGreenleaf Insurance,” Burch said.“It has been a fun and successful 26years, and I have grown attached tomany faithful people. If only I couldthank you enough for your support.Again, thanks from GreenleafInsurance!”

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Wed
08
Aug
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State, Parish Dedicate Highway After Local Fallen Soldier

Army Staff Sgt. Richard L. Vazquez grew up in Mansfield loving his country. He entered the military after high school and served for 10 years. He was killed during his final deployment at age 28. Five years later, DeSoto Parish Police Jury and the State of Louisiana have come together to keep his memory alive by dedicating a portion of Highway 175 in his honor.

“Richard, he was an amazing kid,” said Vazquez’s mother, Teresa Melton. “He always wanted to join the army, and right after high school, he was wanting to be the best of the best.”

 

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MES Hosts Open House

On Aug. 3 from 1-3 p.m., Mansfield Elementary School opened its doors to the community for students and their parents to have the chance to tour the school, see their new classroom, and meet their teachers.

Three hundred and twelve students and their parents and other family members were in attendance. The school appreciates the donations and community support for the open house event.

 

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American Heart Association Recognizes DeSoto Parish Schools

DeSoto Parish School System’s schools participate in American Heart Association activities each year. Once again, 100 percent of the schools have participated in heart disease awareness.

“We are so excited to be partners with DeSoto Parish,” said Jill Lucero with the American Heart Association. “I worked with all of the schools for eight years, and for the past four years, DeSoto Parish has been one of the few parish’s school boards who have 100 percent of their schools participate and do something for the awareness and for heart disease.”

 

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Wed
01
Aug
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Community Gives Input for Park, Recreation Master Plan

DeSoto Parish Police Jury held public forums and focus groups throughout the parish for citizens to give their input on the Parks and Recreation Master Plan they are creating. Meetings were held in Stonewall, Logansport, Mansfield and Pelican from July 23-26. The meetings gave residents an opportunity to listen to the plan, ask questions and give feedback and suggestions via survey.

During the meetings, the architectural and engineering team sought public input to identify and prioritize improvements to the parish’s park and recreation system. With the data they collected, they plan to organize and evaluate potential solutions that will provide residents with quality of life enhancing recreational amenities.

 

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Aug
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Superintendent, Sheriff Sign CEA for School Safety

Sheriff Jayson Richardson and Superintendent Clay Corley signed a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office and the DeSoto Parish School Board on July 26 to further enhance school safety. The agreement adds additional School Resource Deputies at multicampus locations.

The top priority of both agencies is the safety and security of students, staff and visitors on campus. Physical presence represents a small portion of the programs and plans that are already in place to ensure safety and security at each school campus.

 

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01
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Deputy Makes Animal Cruelty-Related Arrest

On July 20, a patrol unit from DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 613 Catuna Road in Catuna in reference to a complaint of numerous dogs in bad health conditions. When DeSoto Animal Control and the deputy arrived at the address, three dogs could be seen from the road that appeared to be severely malnourished.

Upon further inspection, the deputy and Animal Control were able to locate six more dogs at the residence. All nine dogs appeared to have been deprived of adequate water, food, or shelter during the 100-plus degree weather. One dog was located with severe injuries to its facial area, while eight dogs were tied to a tree by heavy chains. No residents were home at the time. All nine dogs were seized by DeSoto Animal Control at that time and taken to the animal shelter.

 

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